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Buffalo Soldier

June 2024
1min read

Your frontispiece in the February/ March issue is a fitting tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers and the Fort Leavenworth monument dedicated to them. Your text, however, would lead one to believe that the statue is the only visible recognition of the importance of the 9th and 10th Cavalries in American military history.

Just inside the main entrance of Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where the 9th and 10th were once stationed, is a ninefoot-tall statue of a Buffalo Soldier designed and cast on the post by Rose Murray, the artist at the post’s Fort Huachuca Historical Museum.

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